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EUFACTCHECK

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EUFACTCHECK is the fact-checking project of EJTA that intends to build a sustainable curriculum unit on fact checking within a European network of Journalism schools.
The project gathers more than 20 EJTA schools that organise national fact-checking projects for their students in order to prepare for its peak: a European fact-checking network during EU parliamentary elections in 2019.
The EUFACTCHECK schools all want to work on the following main objectives:
•    to support quality journalism and journalism education;
•    to train journalism students the latest fact-checking techniques and tools with which they can produce quality fact-checks on a pan-European platform;
•    to contribute to the accuracy of European political statements made by media and politicians in order to enhance a more fact-based public debate.

In order to establish this, EJTA organises workshops for the EUCHECK participants to discuss the concept, methodology and practical output, one day before the EJTA conferences.
 

Kick-off Meeting on 26th of October 2016 in Paris

The presentations given at the Kick-off meeting in Paris can be consulted here:

Presentations meeting Munich 2017 (spring)

Train the trainer Moscow 2017 (autumn)

Barcelona 2018 (Spring)

From spring 2018 onwards all documents and resources will be gathered on Google Drive.

Thessaloniki 2018 (Autumn)

In October 2018 we’ll launch the website www.eufactcheck.eu

 


EJTA Research project - Advisory board

Journalistic Roles, Values and Qualifications in the 21st century; how journalism educators view the future of a profession in transition.

Dr. Maria Lukina – Chair; Moscow
Mike Baker; Plymouth
Dr. Annelore Deprez; Ghent
Dr. Merja Drake; Helsinki
DAri Heinonen; Tampere
Dr. Anna Keshelashvili; Tbilisi
Dr. Radu Meza; Cluj/Napoca
Dr. Nikos S. Panagiotou; Thessaloniki
Kate Shanahan; Dublin

The research will be financed and carried out by Windesheim Media Research Centre, Zwolle (Netherlands) under the supervision of Dr. Nico Drok.


  

EJTA is participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 DESTIN project “Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and Professionalism”

Period: 15 November 2018 – 14 November 2021

This project has two main objectives:

1. Curriculum Reform

Curriculum Reform: to reform, start to deliver and evaluate new/revised curriculum for 9 BA and 11 MA Journalism programmes (2 degrees in each of the 10 Ukrainian partner universities), and the institutional quality assurance for academic programmes, enabling staff and students to develop strong and sustainable connections with European journalism departments and associations.

2. Curriculum Context

Curriculum Context: to enhance the media environment in which Journalism graduates will work: improving the 'media literacy' of key target groups, providing new opportunities for Journalism students to engage with public audiences during their training, and raising public awareness of the vital role of journalists and media in the promotion and protection of citizens' rights within a multi-cultural democracy.

 
Specific Project Objectives are:

  • to audit (desk review) all current curriculum (20 degrees), with gap analyses and action plans;
  • to train curriculum teams in the alignment of programmes and QA with EQF standards;
  • to use European models of Journalism education to inform curriculum reform;
  • to train academic and professional staff in principles and processes of peer review;
  • to conduct peer review (including 10 site visits) of all new/revised programmes;
  • to deliver and evaluate the first year of all new/revised BA and MA programmes;
  • to produce National Guideline Statements for BA and MA Journalism education;
  • to maximize public stakeholder engagement and participation in the work of the project;
  • to deliver and evaluate Outreach Media-Literacy Courses for target groups;
  • to maximize the sustainability of the work and outputs of the project.

On behalf of EJTA the following persons are involved in the project:

Nico Drok, Nadia Vissers and Leen van Tolhuysen.

More information about the project can be found at the DESTIN project website.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.


Revision of the Tartu Declaration

This detailed analysis of what journalism students should be taught was adopted by EJTA in 2006 at its AGM in Tartu.
It has been used as a benchmark by other organisations around the world, including UNESCO.
It has been revised in 2013 in the light of the dramatic changes in journalism practice over the past years.



Mobility Catalogue

EJTA’s fully searchable mobility catalogue enables students to investigate courses elsewhere in Europe for which they could apply.


FORMER PROJECTS

  • MEDIANE – Media Exchanges for Diversity Inclusiveness, Antiracism and Non-discrimination in Europe

    EJTA is a member of this joint EU/CoE MEDIANE programme which will contribute to the fight against racism and to fostering mutual understanding.
    The programme includes encounters at which journalists and journalism trainers can work to build indicators on media diversity and inclusiveness, and exchanges to allow journalists and trainers to strengthen their personal capacity for including diversity in training, editorial management and content production.

    ​The final outcome of the project will be an index of media diversity which will be a tool for media professionals and trainers to use in decision-making and to self-monitor their diversity inclusiveness. 

     
  • Media Hackers: Digital Competences for Journalists

    This EU-funded project aims to provide a flexible and basic training for journalists so that they are better equipped to cope with the new technologies.
    The project began by indentifying current training methods, and the skills and training needs of journalists in the partners’ countries.

    The project will offer training material, opportunities and methodologies designed for the needs and demands of journalists.
    It will produce a complete training programme (including face-to-face and online learning) for journalists, thus increasing their employability.

    Upgrading of skills and competencies of journalists is clearly a crucial need not only for journalists entering the market, but especially for the journalists who started working before the digital revolution.

    For full details please see
    www.mediahackers.eu
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